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Best trails in Chelsea

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Looking for a great trail near Chelsea, Michigan? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Maybury State Park or Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pinckney Recreation Area or Brighton State Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Chelsea ranging from 3.1 to 8.9 miles and from 948 to 1,105 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chelsea
Top trails (16)
#1 - DTE Green Trail
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
DTE Green Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best useShow more
#2 - Waterloo SRA Winn Loop
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
Waterloo SRA Winn Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#3 - Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Hickory Hill Trail and Crooked Lake
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Hickory Hill Trail and Crooked Lake is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderaShow more
#4 - Green Lake and Big Kame Loop
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
There are two loops on this trail. The Green Lake loop (5 miles) is novice level for all activities and the Big Kame loop (4 miles) is intermediate level. Due to the direction that traffic flows, ifShow more
#5 - Waterloo Pickney to Lakeview Trail
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Waterloo Pickney to Lakeview Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#6 - Park Lyndon Yellow Trail, Green Trail, and Blue Trail Loop
Park Lyndon County Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Park Lyndon has a few miles of trails, which are split into several different loops that can be done together or separately, with little or no overlap among them. There are two pavillions, one each atShow more
#7 - Sugarloaf Hill Loop
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Sugarloaf Hill Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and moShow more
#8 - Waterloo Pinckney and Oak Wood Loop
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Waterloo Pinckney and Oak Wood Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#9 - Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Park Lydon County Park
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Park Lydon County Park is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#10 - Green Lake to Discovery Center
Waterloo State Recreation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Green Lake to Discovery Center is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chelsea, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
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